Search Results: "Firoozeh Dumas"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2003

"Warm and engaging, despite some creaky prose."
Light-as-air essays about an immigrant childhood in California. Read full book review >

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IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL by Firoozeh Dumas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"On her own journey to maturity, Cindy deftly guides young readers through Iran's complicated realities in this fresh take on the immigrant experience—authentic, funny, and moving from beginning to end. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After a rocky start, Cindy (Zomorod to her parents) finds a comfortable niche in her California middle school until political upheaval and revolution in Iran reach the United States, threatening her future and her family's safety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Offers a few laughs, but little else."
Follow-up to Dumas's warm debut, Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (2006), expanding the timeline to span her life from childhood to motherhood, and everything in between. Read full book review >

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THE CLUB DUMAS by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Bibliophiles will love this witty and clever fabrication, though its very specialized content may place it just outside the range of the general reader."
An intricate and very bookish mystery novel—set, in fact, in the rarefied world of book collecting and dealing—from the sophisticated Spanish author of The Flanders Panel (1994, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Beginning and ending with huge, eye-filling elevated overviews, this sketchbook makes an irresistible invitation to dream of rural idylls and days gone by. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With a series of oversized watercolors'so large, in fact, that the book will be impractical to shelve—awash in nostalgia, Dumas squires readers about a prosperous English farm back when the plumbing was out of doors and steam engines were innovations. Read full book review >

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CASTLE EPPSTEIN by Alexandre Dumas
Released: April 10, 1989

The first English translation of a Gothic romance by Dumas päre, set in the mountains north of Frankfurt during the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LAS MARIPOSAS by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"Although its resolution arrives too quickly, this light mystery with a resourceful sleuth and a touch of romance will appeal to Hispanic and non-Hispanic readers alike. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Carolina Torres envisions earning extra pocket money to buy a used car when she's asked to leave her Los Angeles barrio for the summer and assist Tía Matilde with her remote, seaside bed-and-breakfast, Las Mariposas. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A big book, and a pleasure for anyone who thrills at the likes of D'Artagnan and company."
A hit from the vaults: Dumas père's final work, reconstructed from 140-year-old newspapers. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE SARAH by Arthur Gold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"The newly published love letters alone are a treasure."
In their second biography of an alluring Parisian woman (Misia, 1980, was the first), Fizdale and the late Gold, both concert pianists, show their understanding of the heady artistic world of Paris from 1860 to 1923 and of the special character and needs of performing artists such as Sarah Bernhardt and her theatrical friends. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND THOMAS by Aharon Appelfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Deeply moving and powerful: unforgettable. (Historical fiction. 10-18)"
Two Jewish boys are caught up in the horrors of Nazi persecution. Read full book review >